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Recap: PHB Tribal Tournament 2020 πŸΉπŸ”₯πŸ…

Rise up, Poptropicans! It’s time to find out which tribe reigns supreme!

The PHB’s 2020 Tribal Tournament has come to an end, and it’s time to recap the results, which were also announced earlier at our closing ceremony. We hope those of you who came had as much fun at the party as we did! It was a great time mingling, cheering, and going head-to-head in different games β€” this time just for the sheer fun of it. πŸ˜‰ Did you make it into the photo collage?

Above all, we’d like to thank those who participated with dynamism and unquestionable team spirit the whole way through. It sure was an exciting event and we couldn’t have pulled it off without you. Now, onto the results!


πŸ”₯ Creative Competitors 🎨

For our first round, which transpired throughout the entire event, it was all about art and creativity. Many Poptropicans sent in their written works, visual pieces, musical compositions, and more Poptropica-based fan creations!

We looked for effort, so players earned 10 points for their tribe for every creation they submitted. Here are the results:

  1. Black Flags – 570
  2. Wildfire – 240
  3. Nanobots – 190
  4. Flying Squid – 180
  5. Nightcrawlers – 120
  6. Seraphim – 40
  7. Pathfinders/Yellowjackets – 30

Scroll down near the end to view the impressive Art Gallery of the Games, a selection of our favorite creations submitted for this event. So much good stuff!


🧠 Genius Games πŸ’ͺ

In Genius Games, there were three outlets to obtaining points which included: the Caption Contest, Tricky Trivia, and Trace That Place.

The Caption Contest was exactly what it sounds like. We provided a photo of a funky Poptropica scene and it was your task to come up with a caption that best captured the essence of the picture. There were entries that were witty, outright laughable, and some even brutal in their honesty. Here are the stats along with a collection of some of our favorites:

  1. Wildfire – 170
  2. Black Flags – 130
  3. Nanobots – 110
  4. Flying Squid – 90
  5. Pathfinders – 30
  6. Nightcrawlers/Seraphim/Yellowjackets – 0
  • “Everyone once quarantine ends” – Tall Melon (Nanobots)
  • “Oh, this? Just a normal day in Poptropica.” – Incredible Fire (Wildfire)

For Tricky Trivia, team members worked together to answer 20 trivia questions (each worth 10 points) regarding Poptropica β€” both in and out of the game. Most were fairly simple, but a few were pretty challenging as well. Regardless, many tribes were able to get most, and even all, of them correct! (list in alphabetical order; not by score)

  • Black Flags – 200/200
  • Flying Squid – 190/200
  • Nanobots – 200/200
  • Nightcrawlers – 110/200
  • Pathfinders – 190/200
  • Seraphim – 50/200
  • Wildfire – 190/200
  • Yellowjackets – 0/200

Trace That Place was a scavenger-hunt-esque game where participants had to put their scenery observation skills to the test. There were 16 screenshots from various different islands, and it was up to the players to collaboratively figure out where they come from. Here are the results:

  • Black Flags – 160/160
  • Flying Squid – 160/160
  • Nanobots – 160/160
  • Nightcrawlers – 150/160
  • Pathfinders – 160/160
  • Seraphim – 0/160
  • Wildfire – 160/160
  • Yellowjackets – 0/160

To view the trivia questions we asked, visit the Genius Games post. And for their answers, visit the Gamers’ Gauntlet post. How many did you get right?


πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Gamers’ Gauntlet πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

The final round captured the true essence of what makes Poptropica so great β€” completing Islands! In this case, the medallions from Poptropolis Games, Reality TV, and Reality TV: Wild Safari were the ones to go after. For each completion of an island, the tribe would earn 10 points. Here’s the list:

  1. Black Flags – 1360
  2. Nanobots – 340
  3. Seraphim – 130
  4. Flying Squid – 120
  5. Pathfinders – 30
  6. Nightcrawlers – 20
  7. Wildfire – 20
  8. Yellowjackets – 0

What a finish! As most of us know by now, Flash’s imminent fading by the end of 2020 means many of the islands will not be playable for much longer (unless the Creators bring them to newer tech). So competition or not, make the most of the moment and play the heck out of your favorite islands while you can!


🏁 Final Rankings πŸ†

Ouch! Coming in at last place with a mere 30 points are the Yellowjackets. That must sting quite a bit. Looks like you’re gonna have to bee better next time, guys.

They may not have gotten the win, but at least they’re not last β€” it’s the Seraphim! 130 points are all for this tribe but don’t be discouraged, seraphs. Just keep on soaring!

6th place isn’t anything to write home about, but the Nightcrawlers‘ effort in and of itself is still worth celebrating. What you gonna do with those 400 points? Wiggle wiggle wiggle…

The Pathfinders couldn’t seek their way to the top this time, but it was one heck of a journey! At the top of the bottom, the navigators stand confident at 5th place with 480 points.

Here comes a green wave, and we’re not squidding, because snorkeling in at 4th place is the Flying Squid. Not half bad, guys!

Things are heating up as we boil down to the top three. The Wildfire finished off hot racking up a total of 780 points! Way to bring some fire to the competition!

*beep* *boop* And I oop! Don’t let these little crabs deceive you. Nanobots defeated all odds by coming in 2nd place and pulling in a solid 1000 points. That’s no easy feat, so kudos to you guys!

Arrr you mateys ready to find out who took home the treasure this year? You guessed it β€” it’s the rowdy and ruthless Black Flags!

Winning by an absolute landslide β€” with over double the amount of points of their successors β€” these scallywags have more than deserved their reign as champions until the next games. Ahoy!

  1. Black Flags – 2420 (570 + 490 + 1360) πŸ₯‡
  2. Nanobots – 1000 (190 + 470 + 340) πŸ₯ˆ
  3. Wildfire – 780 (240 + 520 + 20) πŸ₯‰
  4. Flying Squid – 740 (180 + 440 + 120)
  5. Pathfinders – 480 (30 + 420 + 30)
  6. Nightcrawlers – 400 (120 + 260 + 20)
  7. Seraphim – 130 (40 + 50 + 40)
  8. Yellowjackets – 30 (30 + 0 + 0)

3️⃣ Round III: Most Valuable Player πŸ…

And for the last result of the tournament, we’d like to award Pegs (Muddy Kid) with the third week’s MVP prize! Thank you for your never-ending dedication, and congratulations on your membership! You’ve done the Nanobots proud, so enjoy every second of it and feel free to take your bow.


πŸ–Œ Art Gallery of the Games 🎨

You guys never cease to amaze us with all of your artwork. To celebrate that, we’re showcasing some of our favorite pieces from the event here for everyone to enjoy! (Click to view the full images.)


And with that comes the end of the PHB’s second Tribal Tournament! It sure was a blast and we hope it was as fun for you as it was for us to host.

If you enjoyed engaging with other Poptropicans, chatting, and sharing artwork and all the shenanigans, you should totally stick around the Poptropica Help Chat on Discord. It’s always open and moderated to ensure a fun time for all!

Until the torch is lit again… πŸ”₯

β€” the Poptropica Help Blog β€”

19 thoughts on “Recap: PHB Tribal Tournament 2020 πŸΉπŸ”₯πŸ…”

  1. Congrats on a race well run, Black Flags! 🏴Nightcrawlers, it was my honor to represent our small but mighty tribe. Thanks to everyone who competed in and celebrated the Tribal Tournament with us! πŸ˜€

  2. Why do I feel like Yellowjackets’ score was a result of a lack of participants? I mean the Creative Competitors round was the only round where they didn’t get 0 points.

    P.S Go Black flags! 🏴

    1. Yeah, Flying Squids had only 3 participants. I did so many submissions for it. Yellowjackets only had its tribe representative. Most people joined Black Flags I think because it has so many participants and it’s going to be the winning team (Not talking about you here). I think it’s just unfair that some tribes did not have many participants which didn’t make them win the event. I think they should’ve placed people into tribes evenly not somewhat random.

      1. Wish me luck I’m going to have a third history quiz in a few minutes. My history class is going to start in 4 minutes.

  3. Weird thing to point out, but… I am in one of the screenshots next to Slanted Fish, but I couldn’t become her friend 😦

    Still though the event was fun! I stood up all night but it was worth it

    1. Didn’t mean to not friend you! Sometimes I make my character jump right when someone tries to make a friend request or ask another question in-game, and the request/question disappears before it can be answered. Although, the friend feature is pretty limited on Flash now, so it doesn’t matter too much… if it returns in better form on Haxe, I’m open to more friend requests!

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